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Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Our Mission:

To generate interest, even passion, in the magnificent native plants

of the Pacific Northwest through information and illustration.


Jennifer Rehm

Author, webmaster, native plant lover

Keeping alive the vision of Wallace W. Hansen – a dedicated grower, aficionado and passionate lover of Northwest Native Plants.


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NW Native Plant Journal


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NW Native Plant Journal, 4th Quarter

October - December, 2014

The new Journal is ready for your reading pleasure. It's another quarterly edition, full of exciting information about northwest native plants, the wild beauty bursting out everywhere you look, and an intriguing story about a most remarkable man.

Walter Siegmund: A man of vision

Sedums: Darlings of drought in the garden

Lights! Camera! Action: Leaves in Autumn

Deadly beauty: Poison Oak

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Notice: Photos on this website, unless otherwise indicated, were taken by me, Jennifer Rehm, or by the former nursery's staff photographer, JoAnn Onstott. 


(How I met the garden's master)

Once upon an autumn weekend (I think it was around 1995), a fellow gardener and I planned to visit a nursery close to Salem, Oregon. I'd found a small ad in the local newspaper's classifieds offering native plants for sale. The idea of including natives in our gardens was novel and intriguing. I was sparsely acquainted with this genre,

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